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We welcome submissions from debut authors and illustrators as well as those in mid-career. 

The volume of submissions we receive means that we can offer editorial feedback only to those authors or illustrators whose work we feel shows promise. In this instance we will endeavour to respond to you within 4-6 weeks of receipt but it may take longer during busy times. If you do not hear from us, I’m afraid this means that we do not feel that your work is suitable for us. If you are submitting your work to other agents, please let us know.

There is no reading fee.

MSCLA handles:                                         

  • Board books                          
  • Picture books   
  • Novelty Books
  • Young fiction
  • Middle grade fiction
  • YA fiction
  • Non-fiction

We do not handle poetry, musical works or educational texts.

If you wish to submit material, it's important that you follow the following guidelines. Please do not send your submissions to our personal email addresses; they will be deleted.


Our fiction list is currently full and we are unable to accept new submissions for the time being. We are constantly reviewing our fiction submissions policy so please check our website from time to time.

Picture Books

We are accepting picture book submissions - by email only. Please do not submit any material by post; postal submissions will be recycled.

Please include a short covering letter telling us a little bit about yourself, your writing and/or illustration background or aspirations. Please email your work to ensuring that you include the words Picture Book Submission in the subject line.

If you are a picture book author you can send up to three stories as Word or PDF documents. 

If you are an illustrator please email a small selection of (lo res) images as PDFs.